dr. G.H.L.A. Brocks (Gerard)

Associate Professor


Engineering & Materials Science
Density Functional Theory
Doping (Additives)
Oxygen Evolution Reaction
Perovskite Solar Cells
Transition Metals
Physics & Astronomy


Bracesco, A. E. A., Jansen, J. W. P., Xue, H., Zardetto, V. , Brocks, G., Kessels, W. M. M., Tao, S., & Creatore, M. (2023). In Situ IR Spectroscopy Studies of Atomic Layer-Deposited SnO2 on Formamidinium-Based Lead Halide Perovskite. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 15(31), 38018-38028. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.3c05647
Qin, Z., Xue, H., Qin, M., Li, Y., Wu, X., Wu, W. R., Su, C. J. , Brocks, G., Tao, S., & Lu, X. (2023). Critical Influence of Organic A′-Site Ligand Structure on 2D Perovskite Crystallization. Small, 19(12), [2206787]. https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.202206787
Xue, H., Vicent-Luna, J. M., Tao, S. , & Brocks, G. (2023). Compound Defects in Halide Perovskites: A First-Principles Study of CsPbI3. The Journal of physical chemistry C, 127(2), 1189-1197. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.2c06789
Zhang, X., Qiu, W., Apergi, S., Singh, S., Marchezi, P., Song, W., Sternemann, C., Elkhouly, K., Zhang, D., Aguirre, A., Merckx, T., Krishna, A., Shi, Y., Bracesco, A., van Helvoirt, C., Bens, F., Zardetto, V., D’Haen, J., Yu, A., ... Poortmans, J. (2023). Minimizing the Interface-Driven Losses in Inverted Perovskite Solar Cells and Modules. ACS Energy Letters, 8(6), 2532-2542. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsenergylett.3c00697
Ren, N., Wang, P., Jiang, J., Li, R., Han, W., Liu, J., Zhu, Z., Chen, B., Xu, Q., Li, T., Shi, B., Huang, Q., Zhang, D., Apergi, S. , Brocks, G., Zhu, C., Tao, S., Zhao, Y., & Zhang, X. (2023). Multifunctional Additive CdAc2 for Efficient Perovskite-Based Solar Cells. Advanced materials, 35(32), [2211806]. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.202211806
Apergi, S., Koch, C. , Brocks, G., Olthof, S., & Tao, S. (2022). Decomposition of Organic Perovskite Precursors on MoO3: Role of Halogen and Surface Defects. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 14(30), 34208-34219. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.1c20847
Onwudinanti, C., Pols, M. , Brocks, G., Koelman, V., Van Duin, A. C. T., Morgan, T., & Tao, S. (2022). A ReaxFF Molecular Dynamics Study of Hydrogen Diffusion in Ruthenium-The Role of Grain Boundaries. The Journal of physical chemistry C, 126(13), 5950-5959. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c08776

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